We take fly tipping very seriously. If you see someone dumping rubbish on public land, or if you see rubbish, please report it to us.
- aim to clear it within 24 hours of when you reported it
- investigate who left it, with a view to taking action against them
Report fly tipping when you're on the go
What is fly-tipping?
Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste. This includes items such as:
- black rubbish sacks left on the street on non-collection days
- 'white goods' (such as fridges and washing machines)
We can issue fly-tippers with a fixed penalty notice of £400.
Alternatively, we can prosecute. If convicted, the person can be issued with unlimited fines and a custodial sentence of up to 3 years.
How to get rid of your rubbish
Fly tipping on private land
If the rubbish is on private land, it's the responsibility of the owner or occupier to have it cleared.
If they don't do this, then we can serve them with a legal notice to ensure it happens.